The organizers of the Dakar have decided to cancel the 7th stage of the Dakar for motorcycles due to the climatic difficulties encountered this Friday and the high state of fatigue observed among all the riders in the category. First interchanged with Stage 8the special stage of the 7th stage between Riyadh and Al Duwadimi will be carried out in liaison.
Motorcycles and quads will therefore leave the Riyadh bivouac on Saturday morning from 10 am to go to Al Duwadimi without being timed. They will contest the 8th stage on Sunday as it has been rescheduled, that is to say with the special stage 7 of the initial route, reduced to 345 kilometers.
Concerning the car and truck crews, the 7th stage will be contested normally, just like for the competitors of the Dakar Classic.